Feb 26, 2013 7:00pm EST
that testified on the hill and sequester cuts would create a significant head wind to the u.s. economy and john boehner, the house speaker, fired back at president obama and said the problem isn't the house. they pass alternatives to sequester last year and the problem is the senate hasn't acted. here is the speaker. >> we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass and begins to do something. >> both sides have those arguments but only one side is winning this argument so far as we see in our new nbc "wall street journal" poll tonight. when you ask americans whether or not president obama is using to unify the country or in a partisan way by 48-43 he is trying to unify the country and republicans overwhelmingly the public says are doing the opposite. only 22% say they are bringing it together and 64% in a partisan fashion that does not unify the country, larry, and this is what democrats are counting on is that the pressure over time by a public that's predisposed to blame republicans is going to make them buckle on taxes
Feb 26, 2013 8:00pm EST
. [laughter] >> nine-zip, you know. now, as some of you know, as doug said, we worked noth the u.s. attorney's office, but the notion i was his boss is a complete joke. but it's always a privilege to be with him today, and it's a privilege actually to be included in this important annual meeting. i'd particularly like to welcome this organization's newest members. 11 state attorneys general who are participating for the first time and i'd like to recognize and thank all the good friends and colleagues here today. thank you for lending your time, you diverse perspectives and your talent to this association's critical work. over the past four years i've been fortunate to work with many of the leaders in the room to confront range of criminal justice, law enforcement, and national security challenges. alongside my colleagues and court parts in the obama administration, including vice president biden, director cordray, and associate attorney general tony west, all of whom you're hearing from this week. we have accomplished, i think, a great deal working together with you across state boundaries
Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
is approaching $17 trillion. here is how bad it is in 2003 the u.s. spent just above $2 trillion. this year, the estimated spending will be $3.6 trillion. a 75% rise in spending in a 10-year period with no inflation. and what do we have to show for all that spending? the economy is not much better. the poverty rate is about the same as it was 50 years ago. and salaries for working people are going down. so why are we spending all the money? for what reason? i will tell you why. take a look at this chart put out by the pew research center. it says 48% of americans want smaller government and fewer services. but among hispanics, only 19% want smaller government and fewer services. a whopping 75% of latinos surveyed. approve of bigger government and more entitlements. that's why president obama is spending the money because he knows that a coalition of african-americans, hispanic liberals willganized labor, overwhelm the republican party. so, in essence, the president is putting party politics above the good of the nation. history will record that and a few years from now when president obama'
Feb 26, 2013 9:00pm PST
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Feb 27, 2013 12:00am PST
than the sequester. but don't put 50% of the cuts on the u.s. military. >> oh, by the way, the u.s. military is in virginia. i mean, this is a classic comment right there. you know, he wants all these spending cuts, but don't do it in my backyard. i mean, that's where they are. they're self-serving in many regards, and this is why the country can't stand government right now, can't stand the congress. >> well, look, it's total head-spinning, ed. here is the republican line. if you cut defense spending so you have fewer people building ships and things like that, that loses jobs. >> yeah. >> and frankly, it does. but if you cut transportation spending or you cut head start programs, somehow that doesn't hurt jobs. that somehow miraculously grows the economy. we know that's not the case. what republicans want to do here is what they tried in europe and failed. >> yeah. >> they tried this cut and grow. and what they got was cut and shrink. their economies are going down. they're in double-dip recessions. and that's the kind of medicine they want to prescribe here at home now. it won't
Feb 27, 2013 10:00am PST
kerry arrived in rome where tomorrow he and syrian opposition leaders are going to announce a u.s. policy that will have direct aid. jeffrey is a correspondent for the magazine. he joins me now. we are talking aid for rebel groups. it's non-lethal aid. it went just be humanitarian. more communications gear, could be body armor. >> it's body armor, not armor. >> what they are talking about doing, what kerry is saying he's going to try to do is change the call callus. assad seems to have his own reality base. he's reigning skuds down. it's horrified the west, everyone except perhaps russia. >> most military experts agree if the west wanted to help, they would impose a no-fly zone, not allow syrian helicopters to bomb. >> the white house isn't there yet. >> the president is defiantly not there. he seems to see syria -- he might not be wrong. he sees it as insoluble. you can't solve it. the american public is not interested. you see this in poll after poll. they are not interested in getting deeper into it than we already are. there's no pressure on the administration except from the
Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm EST
's nominee to be u.s. representative to the united nations. now some presidents include that position in their cabinet. some do not. but astpraoeud that singular insurance -- aside from that sing latin incident which i pointous was the democrats saying they're going to filibuster a nominee by the president and deny him a seat, so far as i've been able to tell there's not been ever an instant in the history of the senate where republicans have used a filibuster to deny a cabinet member an up-or-down vote when nominated by a president. that only leaves appellate judge nominations, circuit judge nominees. up until 2003, so far as i've been able to find, the rule of the senate was that the president's nominees to be on the federal courts of appeal always received an up-or-down vote. they were decided by a vote of 51. then our friends on the democratic side when president bush became president decided they didn't like that, and they changed the practice. they began to filibuster president bush's judges for up or down -- to deny them their seats. i had just arrived in the senate in 2003, mr
Feb 27, 2013 3:00am PST
opinion on chuck hagel's long-awaited confirmation saying the u.s. has the secretary that our troops deserve. it was close but lawmakers did confirm hagel 58 to 41. he is scheduled to be sworn in today. that means hagel now heads into office with a list of challenges ahead. first up, the sequester hits friday friday. without a deal, the defense department is facing about $46,000,000,000 in cuts before the end of september. that means hundreds of thousands of furloughed civilians and cuts that will affect military equipment and ness. hagel will also need to deal with getting the troops out of afghanistan and compromising with republicans. that last part won't come easy. texas senator john cornyn has made it clear hagel is taking office with the least amount of support as any defense secretary in modern history. we will be right back. 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy.
Feb 27, 2013 11:00am PST
't so. beer lovers across the u.s., they're suing anheuser-busch accusing them of watering down their beer. that's ahead. i have low testosterone. there, i said it. how did i know? well, i didn't really. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not just me. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% (testosterone gel). the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy, increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or signs in a woman, which may include changes in body hair or a large increase in acne, possibly due to accidental exposure. men with breast cancer or who have or might have prostate cancer, and women who are or may become pregnant or are bre
Feb 27, 2013 3:00am PST
of any horse meat in the u.s. ikea meatballs. >> thank god! >> so they say. >> so you're telling me i'm going to have to go to europe if i want horse meat? so let us finally lower the flag on american supremacy. market down, 8:36, east coast time. >> there's a class action lawsuit in california and a few states are expected to follow against ab imbev, the maker of becau budweiser, claiming they're watering down their beer, and basically saying it's an institutional decision, that they're aware they're deceiving customers. they say that they have anecdotes from employees, but they don't have scientific info. they're looking for at least $5 million. and amb imbev just reported their earrings, actually, and for the first time since 2008, they reported increased volume. this could be a really bad story for their trademark. >> so who did we sell -- what country took over budweiser? >> brazil, isn't it? >> no, i think it's based in belgium now. >> damn belgiumese. >> belgiumites. >> the belch make good beers. >> they make really good beers and they water down ours. it's a conspiracy. >> bri